~CHOCOLATE ALMOND BRITTLE~
Christmas will be here before we all know it and so just like every year I've been busy in my kitchen creating yummy holiday treats. Now that my three "S's" are done (Shopping, Selling and Shipping) I can finally get my head back into a wee bit of Christmas baking fun!!!
~IT'S IN THE BAG~
I've shared with you in the past how we've gifted either homemade ALMOND BRITTLE or SUGARED PECANS to our co-workers, neighbors and friends for many years. It's become a little tradition and we love remembering the special people in our lives in such a SWEET way.
~ALL JARED UP!~
Finding containers to hold our goodies is a yearlong process (think thrift stores!) and this year proved to be no different. Year after year I hunt down glass jars to hold the most delicious and easy to prepare confections possible and when I can snag jars for .25 or .50 I'm sooo happy! If you'd like to read my Almond Brittle post from last year you can go HERE. Sugared Pecans (from 2009) you can go HERE.
~SWEET LITTLE TAG~
Incredibly I found just enough jars this year to make twenty separate gifts. I opted to do Almond Brittle again this year because it's our personal favorite and unlike the Sugared Pecans they have CHOCOLATE. Who doesn't like CHOCOLATE????
Instead of wrapping the jars up with cello wrap I decided to place them into decorated bags!
I'm lovin' how they came out!
~ORIGINAL SHEET MUSIC~
A few days ago I was in BIG LOTS (do you have those where you live?) and I found gift sacks in natural paper for 5 for $2. I opted to decorate them up with a ruffle of doily shelf paper (edging) and then attached a sweet customized tag. The edging was hand pleated and stitched like a fabric ruffle and then hot-glued to the bag.
~PAPER SHELF EDGING~
The graphic was originally the cover of some antique/vintage sheet music and I just changed it up a bit! Reworking the graphic took a little time, but it was fun! Just added more of the paper edging to the bottom of the tag before tying it onto the bag's handle.
A little white tissue inside and DONE for 2012!
~SWEET and SIMPLE~
Here it is again! I've had the edging for years and I'm sad to say I'm clueless as to where it came from! If I can hunt it down I'll let you know!
Blessings as the Joy of the Season continues!
Love to you...